I heard a quote during the week that really hit me.
“You either have results or excuses”
Simple but powerful!
I was putting off a run ALL day until I came across this quote in the afternoon.
I could not get my runners on and get out there in the fresh cold air for a run quick enough!
Truthfully, I had been finding all the excuses to not do the thing that felt hard.
Running used to be something that felt so freeing and joyous. And while I do enjoy it, I have been finding it hard to get going and feel my body a lot slower to move compared to last time I trained for a run. This was about 11 years ago, pre kids and all the other excuses I could come up with were flowing in.
My ego was having a field day!
“You don’t run anywhere near as fast as you use to!”
“It’s such a hard slog starting from scratch again!”
“I don’t have time to do all the training I need with 3 kids”
And on and on she went.
I was doing bits and pieces of running here and there. But nothing substantial enough to meet my goal of running a half marathon before I turn 40 later this year.
There have been a few false starts in there with a toe injury where I literally could not put any form of cover in show on for 6 weeks, covid and a sick family.
But the fire in my belly was lit when I heard these words.
“You either have results or excuses”, these words have been ringing over and over in my mind ever since.
So much so that I finally created some time to write up my full training program for the next 16 weeks of half marathon training and NOW I’m excited!
I can see it all laid out week by week.
Now my only job is to make sure I am taking action to create the results and stop listening to the excuses.
One day at a time.
One moment at a time.
If you’ve been waiting for a sign to start ‘the thing’, plan out ‘the thing’ and begin to take action, consider this your sign.
Sometimes all it takes are some well timed words of inspiration to fuel the fire in the belly and do the thing!
Feel free to reply and let me know if this inspired you to take the first step and what it is you're doing:) I'd love to hear!
Love Steph xx